By J. Chess
Investigation Underway Following Fatal shooting Near Conrich
Strathmore RCMP alongside the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit are actively investigating a tragic incident involving a fatal shooting, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday at the Mountain View Campground situated near Conrich. The incident reportedly took place just after the stroke of midnight, with officers rapidly responding to a distress call of shots being fired at the serene campground.
Details of the Tragic Incident
The campground, nestled between Range Road 284 and Highway 1, was disrupted by the shocking event. Upon arrival, officers were met with the grim sight of a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite the swift response from EMS, they could only provide immediate treatment before the unfortunate individual was pronounced dead at the scene.
Identity of the Deceased
The victim, sadly, has been identified as a young man of 26 years, hailing from Calgary. In a press briefing, Cpl. Curtis Peters, a spokesperson for the RCMP, confirmed that the deceased was not a resident at the campground but had arrived there for reasons yet to be clarified.
Public Safety Concerns
Speaking further, Cpl. Peters expressed deep concerns over the shooting occurring in a public space like a campground. He emphasized that such incidents pose a significant risk, not only to the direct victims but also to the public at large. He assured that the RCMP is dedicated to investigating every shot fired during the incident, with more than one confirmed so far.
Investigation in Progress
The locations of the other bullets remain a high priority, as this is a crucial factor for public safety. The RCMP is committed to unravelling the circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident and identifying the responsible parties. An autopsy is anticipated to take place on Monday at the Calgary Medical Examiner’s office to aid in the ongoing investigation.
Call for Public Assistance
Members of the public with any information regarding this incident are urged to come forward and contact Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3535. For those who wish to retain their anonymity, they can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online, or through the P3 Tips app.
This report draws on files from Nicole Di Donato.